- hester (11638)
- [2007-06-12 15:22]
Sometimes mistakes turn out quite well. I like this simple landscape shot and it is nice to see a B&W landscape. Good tonal range and nicely framed.
The lighting shot is great, when I am on TL I will have to pay it a visit
- mbasil (3320)
- [2007-06-12 21:32]
I'm not sure if this is possible, but if there was good detail in the clouds, and you shot in RAW, it would be very nice to layer this to get an informal balance between the tree and the sky. Looking at it, I can see some detail in the clouds, but it's mostly behind the tree. Maybe a few steps left or right would have revealed some detail that would have made this work.
- claudine (0)
- [2007-06-12 22:44]
I like the texture in this picture; it looks so dramatic and then, there is this link of this lightning-thunder-impressive-and-dangerous picture on TL... This is wonderful! The weather was angry a bit, wasn't it? These are great moments caught. Congrats,
- PaulH (13882)
- [2007-06-13 5:46]
think you've made the right choice converting to mono here, it works well...i too would've liked the whole of the tree in shot, but you've made the best of less than ideal conditions. Was there a reason you chose that aperture setting so high? Stunning lightening shot by the way..
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-06-14 3:24]
Good tonality in this fine black and white presentation!
My aperture in landscapes is normally from 10 and up, but this comes out pretty well...
Image is skilfully composed as usual!
- bobcat08 (1431)
- [2007-06-14 10:22]
It's look like a very old picture postcard. I'm not use to be to see that kind of photo's. But it's realy perfect. You have created a dramatic atmosphere in B&W. Wel done. Regards Bob
- xkolba (24)
- [2007-06-14 11:24]
A very well composed photo. Tree after left perfect contrasting with bright background. Good choice to use black and white!
Thanks for sharing.
P.S. I'm seriously engaged in discussions and criticism on TrekEarth everyday and I have not enough time. I promise to improve :)
I invite to watching my gallery on TrekEarth, under this same nickname xkolba :)
WHAT...only f3.5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) (let's see... that's your one mistake to my 750) The foreground sharpness did suffer a bit. Did you try using a bit of Highlights and Shadows. I find that the shadows slider revealed a lot more detail in the tree. I too would like a bit more room on the top, and the left also as the image feels a bit lopsided.
Evelynn : )